Brandon Nimmo was dropped from Saturday’s lineup against the Phillies for rest and as he struggled with a wrist problem.
Nimmo was sent for an MRI, which revealed a sprain in his right wrist, the outfielder said. He also clarified that he does not think that this issue will figure in the list of injured.
“I’ve been playing on it for a while, so it’s overkill to get me back at 100%,” Nimmo said, explaining that he’s been experiencing wrist problems for at least the past three weeks. “It’s nothing to be too worried about, it’s just irritating and they don’t want me to be in pain on my swings.”
He will get an injection of cortisone on Saturday with the hope that it will help his problem. Nimmo explained that it doesn’t bother him every time he makes contact. It becomes an issue for him when he swings or when he fouls the ball. In the last five days, it has gotten worse, he said.
Nimmo said his wrist has been a problem for about three weeks and guessed to injure it on a sliding play.
Neither Buck Showalter nor Nimmo expected to be closed for long. Showalter graded Nimmo on a day-to-day basis and said he “could still use him” if an outfielder is needed.
“It should resolve itself,” said the Mets manager. “Everything is structurally fine, nothing should be long term and I think in some capacity, I can use that tonight.”
Nimmo was only predicted to be out of the lineup for Saturday’s game, but he could “probably” miss out. [Sunday]We’ll see, maybe it will be better after that.”
Showalter said he noticed Nimmo’s wrist more active during his second or third at-bat against the Phillies on Friday. That’s when anxiety grew on his wrist and an MRI was scheduled.
Outfielder Nick Plummer was called up from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday and was in the clubhouse ahead of the second game of his three-game series with the Phillies at Citi Field in the Mets.
Showalter said of Plummer’s experience in Triple-A so far this season, “He brings a few things, bats quality, he’s doing well there.” “We have some other options as well, which are doing very well. but he can play all three [outfield positions]Left handed bat. You’d be hard pressed to find someone in that role as a good base runner. [Travis Jankowski] Is.
“We’ll use that. Until we know exactly how tall Nimmo is, and we don’t think Nimmo will be that tall. But we like what Plum brings.”
Plummer entered the game as a pinch-runner for Jeff McNeil in seventh place, but he did not have an at-bat.
Jankowski was placed on IL after surgery to repair a fracture in his left arm. Yoan Lopez was selected back to Triple-A as the same move.